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.2747. >> all right, coming up after a short break, more than 50 people are reported dead after guatemala suffered its strongest earthquake since 1976. rescue teams in san marcos worked through the night in hope of finding survivors. >> all right. stay with us. we will be right back. >> welcome back, everyone. guatemala's president says more than 50 people have died in a major earthquake that was felt as far away as mexico city. >> officials say the 7.4- magnitude quake struck about 160 kilometers west of guatemala city near the border with mexico. the government has issued a disaster alert, and it is feared the death toll will rise further. >> rescue teams are working against the clock, trying to locate survivors among the ruins. the earthquake hit on wednesday morning. it was felt across the country. houses collapsed. many roads are now locked with earth and rubble. western status and markets near the mexican border bore the brunt of the quake. guatemala's president has been touring the worst affected areas. he spoke of the scale of the disaster. >> i would like to mention that this is
the central american country of guatemala. at least 30 people are reported to have died. analysts with the u.s. geological survey say the magnitude 7.4 quake struck on wednesday at around 10:35 a.m. local time. they say the focus was 41 kilometers beneath the pacific ocean, about 160 kilometers from guatemala city. authorities say several houses in the town of san marcos near the mexican border collapsed. they say residents are trapped in the rubble. a fire department officl tweeted that a school about 120 kilometers from the epicenter has also collapsed. he said eight people have been taken to the hospital. reuters says landslides have cut off roads in several places. >>> a meeting of the association of southeast asian nations later this month in cambodia will seek to promote regional integration. three of the main players of the summit wouldn't be talking to each other, at least directly. japan is locked in territorial disputes with china and south korea. the country's foreign minister says it's unlikely prime minister yoshihiko noda will meet with south korean or chinese counterparts. gem
killed and many more missing after a strong earthquake off of guatemala's pacific coast. the number of deaths is likely to rise as emergency workers came through the debris. our central america correspondent in neighboring mexico city where there were tremors. >> this was the largest earthquake in guatemala since 1976. such was its power that it sent residence and office workers running into the streets as far away as mexico city. in the guatemalan capital, guatemala city, the impact was much greater. dowling masonry and damaging buildings. the country's civil emergency authorities immediately issued a national alert and the president told people to stay outside of their crack homes for fear of aftershocks. >> any time we have an earthquake of this magnitude, there is a very high risk of after shocks. there have already been 5. there could be after shocks that could have the intensity to cause more damage to the population that has already been affected. >> the real devastation, however, took place near the epicenter of the pacific coast in the border region of san marcos. there, is
and support breast cancer research and access to care. jon: massive destruction in guatemala to tell you about after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake there. dozen os of people dead -- dozens of people dead and the scale of the devastation just beginning to emerge. rick folbaum has the latest. >> reporter: this is tough. it was a big one, as you said, 7.4, and it took dozens of lives, jon, a death toll that officials there say will go higher. this is what it looked like in zahn marcos -- san marcos, galt guatemala, and you might notice some buildings are standing and others are piles of rubble. that's because the newer buildings were built to withstand this kind of shock, the older ones just crumbled. more than 150 homes going down. the quake was felt in neighboring mexico and el salvador, there was even a tsunami alert off the coast of el salvador. as for the victims, in one case an swire family was -- an entire family was killed. a couple and their six young children crushed from rocks and earth from a hill that slid into their home. aftershocks continue to rattle nerves there. the cleanup and the
his state's recovery moving backwards. take a look at some of the damage in guatemala. a powerful earthquake left 50 people dead. it left roads, homes, and schools in ruins. and knocked out power. some 600 miles away people in mexico city could feel it. >> a lawsuit filed in california is seeking more than $775 million in damages from south korean automaker hyundai and kia motors. the suit follows last week's admission from the companies that they overstated the fuel efficiency ratings on more than a million vehicles recently sold in the u.s. and canada. >>> voters in arizona re-elected controversial sheriff jou arpaio. he is known for his tough stance on undocumented immigrants. the aclu and u.s. justice department filed lawsuits against the 80-year-old apie yoe accusing him of civil rights violations and racial discrimination against latinos. and guys, you keeps getting re-elected again and again. >> thank you very much, christine. time for your early read. a look at the local newsmaking national headlines. this is chicago sun times, your hometown paper. jesse jackson jr. is hol
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